The site, situated at the top of a spur that looks out toward the Mediterranean Sea, is a large rectangular compound (c. 20×30 m; Fig. 1). The building is enclosed within a broad wall covered with later terraces and the visible massive corners are built of boulders. Most of the area inside the compound is exposed bedrock, and part of it is covered with a shallow layer of terra rossa soil.
This season’s excavation was limited to a small room (2.7×3.3 m; Figs. 2–4) that was exposed in the previous season. Two strata were identified inside the room. The upper layer (L502) was fill composed of different size fieldstones and terra rossa soil, part of which had been excavated in 2010. Beneath the fill was a layer of tamped soil (L507) deposited on top of the bedrock.
Fragments of pottery vessels collected from the bottom layer included a cooking pot (Fig. 5: 1) and two jars (Fig. 5:2, 3) that are characteristic of the Hellenistic period (third–first centuries BCE). The upper layer yielded fragments of cooking pots and jars similar to those exposed in the previous season, including a whole Kefar Hananya Type 3B cooking pot that dated to the Early Roman period (mid first century BCE–first century CE) and a fragment of a jar (Fig. 5:5) like those found at Yodefat, also dating to this period.
The results of the two excavation seasons indicate a fortified farmhouse or road fortress that dates to the Late Hellenistic and the Early Roman periods (first century BCE–first century CE). The building was presumably used until the Great Revolt. Remains of contemporary fortified buildings had previously been discovered at Moshav Ya‘ad, c. 3 km west of the site.